Our history

Petit Jour Paris has been designing and distributing a wide range of children’s accessories with characters from children’s literature for over 40 years.

The Little Prince, Pierre Lapin, Elmer, Barbapapa, Ernest and Célestine, Peppa Pig brightens the daily life of toddlers (0-4 years). Small children sleep, eat, play, learn, travel... and Petit Jour develops products corresponding to these very young users.

Founded in 1977 by Thomas Lettmann, our company’s commitment remains the same: offer parents and children simple, design, functional and accessible products.

In addition to these collections, Flore and Marion (daughters of Thomas and twin sisters) built a second brand in 2017: Maison Petit Jour, for a more colorful, more practical, more affordable and more fun everyday life.

A few key dates

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Our company was founded in 1977 by THOMAS LETTMANN in the back room of a toy store in Paris. Initially, the company distributed in France games and toys imported from Northern Europe.

Late 1980s

Quickly, the small team grew and settled for fifteen years in the old granaries in Grains de la Villette.
Since the late 1980s, our company has developed its own ranges based on children’s book characters : The Little Prince, Elmer, Mimi the Mouse, Barbapapa and many others. At the same time, the Petit Jour brand was born to distinguish our own collections from those distributed on behalf of third parties.


Continuing its development our company moved in 1996 to modern premises built on purpose, a few kilometers south of Paris.


Starting in 2005, these new premises (including a beautiful studio) are conducive to collaboration with a host of artists. Artists with whom we imagine the future of our collections.


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On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, Petit Jour offered itself a beautiful birthday gift, a brand new house: Maison Petit Jour which includes all our «home» collections, made with love and passion by illustrators in close collaboration with our studio under the enlightened direction of Élodie.

Our know-how

We dream, imagine, design and manufacture accessories for early childhood.

We offer toddlers their first dishes with matching bibs and aprons.
But also, for 0 to 4 years, backpacks, kits and baskets of all sizes.

And this with a concern bordering on obsession for quality and of course, with drawings and illustrations at the top !

Distribution Network

We chose a selective and qualitative distribution.

Nous vendons en France et à l’étranger. Our products are distributed in childcare, tableware, toys, gift shops and bookstores, as well as in concept stores; we are also present in department stores.
Many shops of museums or castles also appreciate our products.